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Fisheries

Video - Beauty and the Feast: When Herring Come to Spawn

Every spring, nature puts on a breathtaking display on the British Columbia coast.

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Recreation

OR - Oregon State Parks, Beaches Close

Even the woods are not safe from the coronavirus. Closures going into effect today include some of Oregon’s favorite wilderness spots.

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Energy

OR - First U.S. West Coast LNG Project Gets The Greenligh

CNT: FERC steps over state objections and authorizes Jordon Cove LNG Project. It's game on as Gov. Kate Brown and state regulatory authorities unlikely to back down

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Energy

OR - Federal regulators approve Jordan Cove LNG project in Coos Bay and 230 mile feeder pipeline

Federal regulators on Thursday approved the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export terminal in Coos Bay and the 230-mile Pacific Connector Pipeline, presaging a battle with the state of Oregon, whose regulators have declined to issue the three most significant state permits for the facility.

Coastwide
Federal

NOAA - New Progress on Mapping U.S. Ocean, Coastal, Great Lakes Waters

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released the first annual report on the progress made in mapping U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes waters, the agency said in a release.

Pacific Northwest
Federal

WA - Navy SEALs accused of invading Washington State parks

For the past 30 years, the SEAL Teams have had had an agreement with Washington State to be permitted to train on five of their State Parks. Recently, the Navy presented a proposal to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, seeking access to 29 State Parks for training purposes.

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Advocacy

WA - Editorial: Protect critical salmon streams from dredge mining

Suction dredge mining disturbs stream beds where salmon spawn, wasting efforts to restore habitat.

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Local

WA - With orcas in jeopardy, Olympia considers making new development pay for past sins

In a move promoted by environmentalists and others as key to staving off the extinction of Puget Sound orcas, but opposed by the building industry, Washington may soon take a first, small step toward requiring that development benefit the environment.

Pacific Northwest
Engineering

OR - Report: Rising temperatures in Columbia River watershed

Lower Columbia River Watershed Council weighs effects of climate change, future projects in strategic action plan

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Fisheries

WA - Court upholds termination of Cooke Aquaculture net-pen lease in Port Angeles

Termination of the lease for a fish-farming operation in the harbor at Port Angeles has been upheld in Thurston County Superior Court.

Pacific Northwest
Energy

OR - FERC faces pushback on whether it can act now on Jordan Cove

After US federal regulators hit pause on the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal project and the affiliated Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, debate has ensued over whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission can act right away in light of a recent Oregon objection.

Pacific Northwest
Science

The many brains of an octopus

An octopus has two-thirds of its brain cells in its suckers — suction cups along its arms that help in catching prey and moving around. This enables the octopus to process information locally and allows the arms to work independent of the brain.

Pacific Northwest
Science

Canada - Solar storms may be linked to mass grey whale strandings

New research may provide more clues to how grey whales navigate the oceans

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Fisheries

Feds: Snake River dams should stay

Agencies opt for plan that includes increased water spilling at dams to help endangered salmon and steelhead

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